Wednesday, 11 March 2015
A walk in the park
Plastics spotting in Bournemouth's lower gardens
A cold February morning stroll through Bournemouth's lower gardens provided a few unexpected opportunities to indulge in a bit of plastics spotting.
I am not quite sure how this lonely traffic cone ended up in the stream but it provided a bit of a warm glow in the otherwise bleak featureless water.
Ever hopeful of a customer the kiosk proudly advertised its selection of ice creams with a four foot high replica ‘99’ complete with strawberry syrup. Hmm. A bit optimistic, it was only 4°C with a wind chill factor of about -20 blowing off the sea.
This jolly chap promised the opportunity of something a bit more warming, but they do say
that you should never trust a skinny chef so perhaps another time......
Temporary fencing made from high visibility HDPE cordoned off an area of grass struggling to recover after a winter of being used for the ice rink...
and a little further on a flight in the unmissable balloon was tempting if you had your thermals on.
And finally, as if I wasn't cold enough, another opportunity for an ice cream. Roll on the summer!
Pam Langdown (Collections Manager)